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Codecademy logo
Codecademy

Education Company

8.6
10
Our winner
MasterClass logo
MasterClass

Education Company

8.0
10

Codecademy vs. MasterClass - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
Codecademy logoCodecademy

Codecademy is an online learning platform that focuses on teaching you how to code through digestible and interactive online courses in various programming languages. It was founded in 2011 by Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski and has since amassed more than 50 million total learners from 190+ countries.

MasterClass logoMasterClass

Masterclass is an online learning concept with a unique concept: They work together with celebrities from various fields, letting the celebrities teach an online course about their knowledge. These celebrities include people of the likes of Stephen Curry, George W. Bush, Martin Scorsese and many more incredible well-known people. In total, there are more than 150 classes taught on topics such as arts, business, cooking, sports, and more.

Types of courses
Codecademy logoCodecademy
MasterClass logoMasterClass
Subscription plans
Codecademy logoCodecademy
PERSONAL

Codecademy Pro

Access to all courses, interactive learning, and projects. In a higher tier, you can also get access to their career services, which include certifications, assessments and interview prep

$12 - 25 USD per month
MasterClass logoMasterClass
PERSONAL

Masterclass membership

Get access to the full Masterclass course catalog of more than 180 classes.

$12 - 25 USD per month
Pros & cons
Codecademy logoCodecademy
    Pros
  • Interactive coding exercises
  • Hands-on projects
  • Gamified learning experience
  • Cons
  • Limited advanced courses
  • Only courses on coding & Data science
MasterClass logoMasterClass
    Pros
  • Learn from world-renowned experts
  • High production value
  • Wide range of topics
  • Cons
  • Lack of deep, in-depth courses
  • No interaction with the instructors

General information

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Type
Education CompanyEducation Company
Number of courses
300+180+
Popularity

Popular

Popular

Available categories
Programming LanguagesData ScienceWeb Development
Arts & CraftsBusiness StrategyCreativityEntrepreneurshipSports
Available languages
English
English

Evaluation

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Full score
8.6
10
8.0
10
Individual scores
Course quality
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Course catalog
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MasterClass
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Affordability
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MasterClass
More expensiveHigher value
Career value
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MasterClass
Low valueHigh value
Customer support
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Usability
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MasterClass
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Features

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Support options
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
Available apps
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Ios
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Android
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Ios
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Android
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Roku

Company

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Company name
Codecademy Inc.MasterClass Inc.
Company size

Medium

Medium

Founded in
20112015
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Zach Sims, Ryan BubinskiDavid Rogier, Aaron Rasmussen
External reviews
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App Store
4.833100 reviews
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Play Store
4.7327000 reviews
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Trustpilot
3.71424 reviews
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App Store
4.9121900 reviews
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Play Store
4.620000 reviews
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Trustpilot
2.1825 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
Codecademy logoCodecademy

Codecademy is a great destination to get started learning about coding, cybersecurity and data science. We like that they make it super easy and intuitive for beginners, taking learners by their hand and guiding them through the first steps of their learning journey. Their user interface and interactive lessons keep the learning process engaging, which is especially important when learning a difficult skill like coding. Overall, we think that Codecademy is a great learning platform for beginners or low intermediate learners. More experienced developers that don't want as much hand-holding might find more suitable learning materials elsewhere.

MasterClass logoMasterClass

MasterClass has amongst the highest production quality of all online learning platforms. We like their concept of creating courses with world-renowned experts in their respective fields and combining this with awesome production value. With this high quality bar, it's clear why MasterClass doesn't have the most extensive course catalog. They focus on quality over quantity and offer courses on all kinds of topics, both career-related and recreational. Overall, we recommend MasterClass for students that enjoy watching courses from their favorite athletes, musicians and chefs and that appreciate the amount of effort MasterClass puts into producing these classes. Students looking for courses to advance their career might find a better offering elsewhere.

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